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Results: After a lot of testing with all of the ideas thrown around in this thread I determined that having my current configuration without the top rear exhaust yields the best temperatures for my case.

I am maxing out at 52*C on prime after 5 hours with the usual temp at 50-51. I haven't done much game testing but I am happy with the 3-4*C drop from the new fans I've used. I'm currently working on lowering my voltage bit by bit until I am no longer stable. Currently 12hr prime blend stable at 4.2 with only 1.51 and my nb at 2800.

Would like to give a quick recommendation for the Coolermaster R4 fans. Only ~$7, look sharp, nice and quiet at max speed. Just replacing my two heatsink fans and my front intake with these fans lowered my temps from stock fans by 3-4*C which is a great return on ~$21 considering the cost of some of the high end fans.

Thanks again for all the help everyone!
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Ok everyone, I recently posted here about adding an additional front intake to my case. I went ahead and purchased that intake fan and adapter and installed it.

I am waiting on some new fans to arrive to replace the crappy stock fans I am currently using, I just want to get some ideas about intake/exhaust for each with my current setup.

Heres a diagram with how I have it set up right now:

Edited by CRosko42 - 1/10/11 at 6:08pm
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post #2 of 8
I'm no expert by any means but since heat rises I'd have both top fans as exhaust.
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front intake and back/top exhaust
    
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Looks good to me I'd maybe put that top 140 intake as a low speed fan. Having that little bit of air pushing down won't disturb the airflow from the front intake.
    
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front intake and back/top exhaust
This. Tried and true format with no reason to change.
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Your diagram is perfect. That's what I'd do.
    
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Remove back fan and rearward top fan. Close off the rear top fan position. Cut out your rear grill.

Now: we have removed the noise of two fans. Your push-pull Mugen will exhaust your case for you (see item 2 in my sig).

Ront top intake is a great idea. It gets me 2-3c better cooling than top exhaust. Her's my own current airflow:



You can see the resemblance to your own.

BTW - the heatsink is a Mugen 2, like yours.
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